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The Ultimate iOS Interview Playbook

By : Avi Tsadok
Book Image

The Ultimate iOS Interview Playbook

By: Avi Tsadok

Overview of this book

As an iOS developer, you must possess a diverse skill set encompassing Swift coding, design knowledge, and mastery of development tools. And while the demand for iOS developers remains high, the competition for landing your dream job has intensified in recent years. Being a skilled iOS developer is no longer enough — acing interviews is now just as essential as having technical expertise. In The Ultimate iOS Interview Playbook, you'll discover innovative ways to stand out as an iOS developer and pass every job interview. It will guide you to build your developer brand and present your skills to potential employers. This comprehensive guide covers over 100 interview questions, from Swift fundamentals and frameworks to complex design patterns and app architecture. You'll learn how to approach coding assessments like a pro and avoid red flags that could hinder your chances of success. Drawing from the author’s experience of interviewing hundreds of iOS developers and having been a candidate themself, this book addresses the challenges of showcasing your skills and knowledge within a limited timeframe. By the end of this book, you'll be ready to excel in any iOS interview, demonstrating your strengths and confidently tackling even the most challenging questions, ultimately paving the way to secure the job you've always wanted.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Part 1: Everything about Interviews
Part 2: Swift Language and Coding
Part 3: The Frameworks
Part 4: Design and Architecture

Understanding the hiring process

One of the goals of the hiring process is to get a complete picture (as much as possible) of the candidate’s skills, both hard and soft.

Soft and hard skills

If you don’t remember what soft and hard skills are, hard skills are role-specific, such as iOS coding, GitHub knowledge, and more. Soft skills are skills that are relevant for many jobs. Communication and leadership are examples of soft skills. Refer to Chapter 1 for more information.

Think of our candidate picture as a giant puzzle.

When we start the hiring process, each stage puts together another piece of the puzzle, and the process helps our hiring manager see our skill set before they offer.

Each stage examines a different part of our picture as an iOS candidate and, like a knockout tournament, determines whether the newly revealed part of the picture is good enough to proceed to the next stage.

Learning the hiring funnel

I mentioned a knockout tournament...